Songs About Clouds

With so many metaphorical options, the concept of “clouds” are a favorite theme for songwriters. Clouds can represent an array of feelings or interpretations. On one hand, white clouds can represent peacefulness and beauty or even elation as in “being on cloud 9” or “having your head up in the clouds”. Then again, on the other end of the spectrum, darker clouds can represent gloominess, danger, sadness or being in some sort of term-oil. Somewhere in the middle can be like being in a dream state, mental fogginess or a feeling of uncertainty.

I started off originally wanting to list only those songs with the word cloud or cloudy within the title but I realized there were a number of other songs that came to mind with clouds or a form of the word cloud that stands out prominently somewhere within the lyrics. So I present to you a plethora of cloudy tunes to choose from for a common theme for your next event, or maybe for a personal playlist, or maybe just simply that you’re in the mood to hear something when the feeling strikes you…..

Songs About Clouds

  1. A Walk In The Clouds – from the movie soundtrack
  2. Above The Clouds – Paul Weller
  3. Both Sides Now – Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell
  4. Cloud Nine – The Temptations, George Harrison
  5. Cloud Number Nine – Bryan Adams
  6. Cloud On My Tongue – Tori Amos
  7. Cloudbusting – Kate Bush
  8. Clouds – David Gates
  9. Clouds – Kitaro
  10. Clouds – The Jayhawks
  11. Clouds – The Go-Betweens
  12. Clouds Across the Sun – Firefall
  13. Clouds In My Heart – Duke Ellington
  14. Clouds Over California – Devildriver
  15. Clouds Race Across the Sky – Joe Satriani
  16. Cloudy – Average White Band
  17. Cloudy – Simon & Garfunkel
  18. Cloudy Skies – Ugly Kid Joe
  19. Dark Cloud – Holmes Brothers
  20. Far Above The Clouds – Mike Oldfield
  21. From The Clouds – Jack Johnson (brand new release)
  22. Get Off My Cloud – Rolling Stones
  23. Heavy Cloud No Rain – Sting
  24. In The Clouds – The Cult
  25. Kickin’ The Clouds Away – George Gershwin (from the 1925 Broadway Musical “Tell Me More”)
  26. Little Cloud – The Incredible String Band
  27. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb
  28. Liza (All The Clouds’ll Roll Away) – George Gershwin – Chick Webb, Al Jolson, Ella Fitzgerald (1929)
  29. Mighty Clouds of Joy – BJ Thomas
  30. No More Cloudy Days – The Eagles
  31. Obscured By Clouds – Pink Floyd
  32. Piano Above The Clouds – Jim Brickman
  33. Till The Clouds Roll By – June Allyson  & Ray McDonald (from the 1946 Broadway Musical)
  34. Uncloudy Day – Staple Singers
  35. Wait ‘Til The Clouds Roll By – Uncle Dave Macon (1939)
  36. White Fluffy Clouds – Camper Van Beethoven
  37. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon

2 Responses

  1. What about Jacob’s Ladder by Rush?

  2. […] it? There are so many more… Gotta stay focused on you know […]

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